Giles Robson, professional singer and musician is in the hot seat today, reflecting on how 2020 has been for him both personally and professionally, his idea of a good Christmas and his hopes for 2021.
How has this year been for you personally?
I’m a professional musician who tours internationally. Last year 15 countries. That all went due to Covid. However my soul survived by rediscovering the beauty of Jersey.
How has this year been for you professionally?
The time off the road has given me valuable planning time. Time to address certain issues and create a new strategy. It’s actually been very useful.
What’s your ‘hot take’ for 2020?
Attempting to surf at St Ouen is a really rather awesome experience. It’s you vs the Atlantic Ocean!
Being from the east of the island, we didn’t spend much time in the mysterious and distant west when I was young, however I am now somewhat addicted.
Tell us your hopes for 2021
One word – ’touring’.
What would you like to see the States of Jersey focus on first in 2021?
I’m pretty out of touch with Jersey politics. My one constant fear is the destruction of the exquisite beauty of this island through poor decision making in terms of planning. Once the buildings are built it’s too late. What we have here is beautiful but finite.
What does a perfect Christmas for you look like?
My family around me. That’s it.
Do you prefer Christmas or New Year?
I think Christmas. New Year is always a strange one as like most musicians I’m usually working on the night looking in from the outside on the fun.
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
It has to be Die Hard. Whether or not it is actually a Christmas movie is a debate that will rage for decades to come but to my mind it is.
Are you ready for Christmas or do you wait until the last minute to get organised?
Last minute, of course, but somehow I always seem to pull it off without too much disaster!
What would you like Santa to leave under the tree for you this year?
Something of the Single Malt persuasion, I draw the line at blended!
Find out more about Giles here